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The Things One Can Buy For $54,000

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Oct 29, 2007 5:58PM

2007_10_petrus.jpgFile this under "things that make you go, 'Hmm'". In last week's "Friday Buffet" installment we told you of a fine wine auction held by the auction house Hart Davis Hart. The auction turned out to be pretty lucrative for both the sellers and Hart Davis Hart.

The two-day auction sold all 1646 lots offered, for a total of $4.6 million in sales. Among the notable highlights of the auction (read the list here) was an imperial bottle of 1982 Chateau Petrus, which sold for just under $54,000. Or, a sizable down payment on a new home. Makes you wonder what kind of burrito you could pair with this wine.

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